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    At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old woman... shops like Costco make me sad. All the little shops just keep getting swallowed up by bigger and bigger chains.

    I wonder how much of the profits at Costco even stay in Australia. Let alone the local economy. Does anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old woman... shops like Costco make me sad. All the little shops just keep getting swallowed up by bigger and bigger chains.

    I wonder how much of the profits at Costco even stay in Australia. Let alone the local economy. Does anyone know?
    I don't know, but it's not all bad. At least it gives the big 2 some competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old woman... shops like Costco make me sad. All the little shops just keep getting swallowed up by bigger and bigger chains.

    I wonder how much of the profits at Costco even stay in Australia. Let alone the local economy. Does anyone know?
    They still sell Australian made produce as well as common brand names ( they have an American home brand that's made in the US but I haven't bought any yet) and apparently get their meat and veg from local suppliers so I think they are the same as Coles and Woolworths but I have never seen so many staff! They must employ tons of people and they are all overly helpful!

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    I agree the staff are so helpful and friendly! I was so sick on my last trip they looked after me so well and I had a trolley full of stuff.

    We got a 55" Samsung Smart TV for about $600 less then Good Guys etc so our membership paid for itself in the first trip.

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    I've only been once with a friend who had a membership card.. I had toilet paper for months! My closest store is over an hour away so it's just not worth purchasing a membership for us unfortunately.

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    We live very close to the new Ringwood store and went to check it out on Wednesday. Bought a huge box of huggies nappies when we were there. Will definitely head back to do a decent shop at some point in the near future. I already have ppl asking me to take them so they can have a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old woman... shops like Costco make me sad. All the little shops just keep getting swallowed up by bigger and bigger chains.

    I wonder how much of the profits at Costco even stay in Australia. Let alone the local economy. Does anyone know?
    I feel the same, but must admit that I am also rather curious. I probably would not stray from my green grocer and butchers for particular items, but would be prepared to buy staples like toilet paper from them instead of Woolies or Coles. I have a huge dislike for Woolies, unfortunately with a bit one within walking distance it is pretty hard to avoid it though!

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    Where is the one opening in Queensland? Please be Brisbane or South of.


 

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